H.E. Losse and Company

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Dried Fruit Packer
Main Location

San Jose


A. C. Kuhn & Company

Rosenberg Brothers

H.E. Losse and Company was a dried fruit packer in San Jose, and the successor company to A. C. Kuhn & Company. The principal for the company was Henry E. Losse. The company started operating under this name around 1900. The San Jose packing house burned in 1911[1], and the company moved to his existing Santa Clara packing house. Losse sold the company to sold to Rosenberg Brothers in 1917.

The plant handled around 25,000,000 pounds of dried fruit a year.

The San Jose packing house was extended in 1902 with a third floor to the business and an office[2].


Location Years Address Details
San Jose 1900-1911 San Pedro near Ryland Burned in 1911[3][4].
Santa Clara 1911-1917 Sold to Rosenberg Brothers.


  1. Henry E. Losse: in Eugene Sawyer, History of Santa Clara County, 1922
  2. August 23, 1902 San Francisco Call
  3. Packing House Fire Loss Is Covered By Insurance: November 4, 1911 San Jose Evening News. "The Chilton & Company to the east of the Losse plant and that of the Farmers' Union west of it were saved... the fire started in the sulphuring department."
  4. Lively Market Prevented Extraordinary Loss In Destruction of Packing House of H. E. Losse Co.: San Jose Sunday Mercury and Herald, November 5, 1911. Includes pictures and details.